A night as a sub, and I’m on a roll

The Commish sent me over a text asking of my availability for the little golf league that could. She had a meeting she couldn’t miss. I was thrilled when my appointed Tuesday arrived with blue skies. This summer of yuck has kept my golfing to a minimum. The glory of a post-work nine at pretty…

Looking forward to the Big Island

George Three brought something special over to the pool party and barbecue the other week. He found a six-pack in New Hartford, said my daughter Elisabeth’s significant. It was a good find for a sunny afternoon in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. He, my dear wife Karen and I all enjoyed the flavor. Big smiles…

We can lead our dog to the pool water, but …

Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle loves frolicking in the water at the lake and ocean during our trips to Cape Cod. She’s a champ at chasing her ball when we play our backyard games at A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. Our cherished rescue mutt absolutely adores anything and everything to do…

I wonder if you can hear the shows from here

On a recent morning break stroll from my job at the library, I looked out from the marina and noticed … The Lakeview Amphitheater over on the other shore. Between the boats. That gray structure. I’d recently gone to see Lady Antebellum with my dear wife Karen for our only show this season. So I…

Still punny at the dog and cat joint

My favorite animal-washing joint near work in the Village of Liverpool has come up with another couple of good ones for their sign out front. I do appreciate the thoughts as I walk to Nichols for my extra cup in the mid-morning. No thank you on the pet clothes, though.

So much rain this summer of 2017

It’s been hard to make plans this … April, May, June, July. Wet it has been in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville for our first spring and summer since moving into A Bitty Better. See the water on the leaves and house? See the puddle where the Town of Salina needs to fix the street…

Onondaga Lake can set a scene

Five minutes after this, I was taking photos and videos of kids and caregivers sitting on blankets, sharing songs and stories for the library’s Storytime in the Park. Yes, this place can set a mood. Thank you, Onondaga Lake Park.

Stretching it out at Onondaga Lake Park

I take the five or so minutes to walk when I travel from the library to the site of our Tuesday morning Storytime in the Park. It would take me that long to drive and park, anyway, I figure. Plus this way, I get to take out my iPhone 6s to snap photos. The yoga…